By Mark Leiren-Young
November 5 – 25, 2020
A non-observant Jewish grandfather/successful divorce attorney decides he needs to have a Bar Mitzvah ASAP and finds his faith during study with a Rabbi who seems to be losing hers. A heartfelt comedy/drama that explores faith, religion, and what it means to be part of a community.
By Hank Kimmel
December 10 – 23, 2020
In a new series of hilarious Woody-Allen-esque short plays, Atlanta playwright Hank Kimmel delights with a new set of offbeat, comic 10-minute plays featuring themes of the holiday season.
By Stephen Kaplan
January 7-27, 2021
All parents think their children are brilliant. Alan Zuckerman just happens to think his 3-year-old son, David, is the Messiah. Thirty years ago, Alan and his wife, Laura, visited their rabbi to verify David’s possible divine nature. Thirty years later, everyone older and wiser, it appears that dad might have been onto something.
By Alice Eve Cohen
Feb. 4 – 24, 2021
In a newly revised version of What I Thought I Knew, Alice Eve Cohen weaves hope, humor and an entertaining cast of characters into her captivating memoir of a high risk, unanticipated pregnancy.
By James Sherman
March 11-31, 2021
What's a nice Jewish girl to do when her parents expect her to marry a nice Jewish doctor even though she’s already in love with another man? Hiring an actor to play her imaginary beau in front of the family seemed like a good idea until the charade is a little too successful and the “hired” boyfriend begins to capture her heart.
JEWISH REPERTORY THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 18th SEASON:
FIVE STAGED READINGS
“Like everyone in the performing arts community, we want to see people in our theatre soon,” said Saul Elkin, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York. “In the meantime, we hope our audiences will join us online as we offer professional video productions of the type of plays you have come to expect from our theatre.
This season marks JRT’s 18thyear, a significant number that is associated with the word life in Hebrew. “We couldn’t let this year pass without making great theatre happen,” says Jordana Halpern, managing director. “Our recent staged reading series showed us that audiences clearly enjoy and appreciate this form of theatre, so we decided to bring the medium to them in their homes.” Read Full Press Release.